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Regular Privileges

Regular library privileges are granted to Johns Hopkins University (JHU) faculty, staff, retired faculty/staff members and students. A library card is required to use some services and a photo ID is required to enter Hopkins libraries. JHU faculty, staff and students may get library borrowing privileges by presenting their identification badge at one of the library's service sites or by filling out the electronic registration form.


Special borrowing privileges

Special borrowing privileges (subject to individual library policies, for more information see Admission and Library Privileges) are granted with no charge to:


  • Spouses and same sex partners of Johns Hopkins University faculty, staff and currently enrolled students
  • Dependents of Johns Hopkins University faculty and staff who are full-time students between the ages of 18 and 26 or non-students who are 18 to 19


Alumni of the Johns Hopkins University may purchase borrowing privileges from individual or all Hopkins libraries. For more information see Admission and Library Privileges.